Ruggedised micro data centre for edge processing

Ruggedised micro data centre for edge processing

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By Nick Flaherty

Power giant Schneider Electric has launched a ruggedized micro data centre to put more processing power at the edge of the network.

The EcoStruxure R-Series 42U is fully integrated with power and cooling in a sealed IP54 enclosure on large, industrial casters for easy movement in harsh edge environments.

The 8KVA air-cooled system weighs 905kg with a 42U rack for servers and uses a Smart-UPS from subsidiary APS that provides monitoring with visibility to optimise performance, delivers data-driven recommendations, and enables visibility from anywhere, anytime, crucial at a time when there is a lack of staff to properly monitor equipment on-site.

“Industrial settings are not optimised for edge computing but there is an urgent need for IT systems to support edge computing trends,” said Jean-Baptiste Plagne, Vice President Offer Management, Rack & Edge Systems, Energy Management, Schneider Electric. “This solution, with its 905-kilogram (2,000lb) weight load, is ideal for heavy IT equipment with the enclosure, security, cooling, and power necessary to operate in an industrial environment. It delivers the innovation that is needed in industrial settings.”

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